The inaugural World Poker Tour (WPT) Amsterdam Main Event began on Monday afternoon inside the Holland Casino where 130 players exchanged €3,300 for the chance to become a WPT champion and join the elite Champion’s Club.
Fifty-four of those 130 entries made it through from Day 1a, with nobody bagging up more chips than Fredrick Andersson. The Swede, who recently put together a deep run in the European Poker Tour (EPT) Malta Main Event, finished the night having to cram 228,100 chips into his overnight chips bag and was the only player to eclipse the 200,000-chip barrier.
Hot on Andersson’s heels is the Netherlands’ Noah Boeken and his 195,200 chips. Boeken has a good record at the Holland Casino having won the 2013 Master Classic of Poker among dozens of other in-the-money finishes and is certainly one to watch when the players return for Day 2 on Wednesday.
Also progressing from the opening flight were Erik van den Berg (147,400), Felix Stephensen (114,400), WPT Amsterdam High Roller champion Jason Wheeler (92,800), Yevgeny Timoshenko (86,600), Bryan Paris (75,700), Ireland’s Marc MacDonnell (68,400), Senh Ung (67,900), Andrew Chen (62,800), British star Jack Salter (56,100), reigning WPT Player of the Year Anthony Zinno (47,700), and Ludovic Geilich (47,400).
2015 WPT Amsterdam End-of-Day 1a Top 10 Chip Counts
|4||Erik van den Berg||147,400|
Day 1b commences at 2:00 p.m. local time and should see a massive crowd descend on the iconic venue. The attendance figure is set to be boosted by a whole host of poker stars taking full advantage of the re-entry format that the WPT Main Events favour.
We fully expect the likes of Seth Berger, Yann Dion, Bryn Kenney, Dominik Nitsche, Joep van den Bijgaart, Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi, and Paul Newey take another bite at the WPT Amsterdam cherry.
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